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ADVANCE: Women in Engineering 2024
June 20, 2024 at 11:30am ET

ADVANCE: Women in Engineering is a virtual event that promotes gender equity, diversity and inclusion in Canada’s engineering sector.

Hosted by Canadian Consulting Engineer, this year’s event will spotlight the accomplishments of successful female professional engineers and encourage more women to join the industry. There will be two keynote presentations and two engaging panel discussions.


Registration is Free

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11:30 am – 11:35 am

Host: Peter Saunders, editor, Canadian Consulting Engineer

11:35 am – 12:05 pm
Keynote Address #1 – Jennifer Quaglietta

Speaker: Jennifer Quaglietta

12:05 pm – 1:05 pm
Panel Discussion #1: Enhancing Educational Opportunities

Moderator: Erika Ryter

Panelists: Karen Callery, Ilana Danzig, Marcia Friesen

Education is a lifelong process. Along the way there are key opportunities to draw girls and women to engineering, give them a strong foundation in the profession, provide valuable support and encourage them to stay and thrive in the industry for the long term. This panel will address some of these opportunities, from STEM camps to high school classes to university enrolment to on-the-job mentoring.

1:05 pm – 1:15 pm

1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Keynote Address #2 – Lidia Pawlikowski

Speaker: Lidia Pawlikowski

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm
Panel Discussion #2: Achieving Parity in Governance

Moderator: Jeanette Southwood

Panelists: Caroline Codsi, Allyson Desgroseilliers, Karen Freund

While there are well-known targets for licensing more women engineers, such as ’30 by 30,’ another important goal is to increase the number of women in the profession’s positions of leadership. Closing the gender gap at the governance level is important not only for providing a path to success that breaks through the ‘glass ceiling,’ but also in ensuring Canadian consulting engineering firms have succession plans in place.

2:30 pm – 2:35 pm
Closing Remarks

Host: Peter Saunders, editor, Canadian Consulting Engineer

Frequently Asked Questions About ADVANCE: Women in Engineering 2024

When & Where?

ADVANCE: Women in Engineering 2024 will take place virtually via Zoom Webinar on June 20, 2024 at 11:30am ET.

There will be a 5 minute break between live sessions.

Why Virtual?

The safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers, and community is our number one priority. By making this event an online experience, it eliminates the need for attendees and sponsors to travel in-person, while enabling them to still benefit from the event content.

What’s Included?

Your registration provides you with access to watch the virtual keynote, all live sessions, and on-demand recorded content and product demonstrations.

How do I access?

We will email you an access link to the virtual event the morning of June 20, 2024.

If you don’t see an access link in your email inbox, please check your junk folder. If you are still unable to locate the email, contact Tara Jacobs.